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Publication Date:- 2018-05-
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Time Capsule buried on site of Stadler Rail Merseyrail Kirkdale Depot
Photos and video by Patrick Trollope.


ON Wednesday, 16 May 2018, Stadler Rail Service UK Ltd. held aa 'Breaking Ground' Ceremony, at Merseyrail's Kirkdale Depot. The historic event marked the official start of the building of a £20 million train depot, on the site, ahead of the arrival of the brand new, state of the art trains that are due to replace the near 40 years old Merseyrail fleet.

Attending this event were:- Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, Stadler Executive Vice President Jürg Gygax, Liverpool City Region Transport Portfolio Holder, Councillor Liam Robinson and other guests from the local councils and rail industry.

The event also gave those attending an opportunity to hear from them how this transformative project is progressing and to get a unique insight into the effect Stadler’s new fleet will have on travel in the City. The announcements also included information about job creation schemes and that the Kirkdale Depot will become their home of the UK division of Stadler Rail Service UK Ltd.

A huge amount of hope is being placed on these new trains, as they will be some of the most modern trains operating in the UK. It is hoped that it will increase the services reliability, even further as a direct result; they will also be providing improved comfortable travel, with their revolutionary design for people with mobility needs. Those attending the meeting also had the opportunity to see this for themselves, thanks to a Virtual Reality set-up which was shown to the public for the 1st time.

This footage is of the presentation that took place before the main event outside.

Video footage was taken on 16 May, 2018, at the site of a new Merseyrail, Stadler Rail, Kirkdale Depot, in Liverpool, of a Time Capsule being buried by Liverpool City Region's Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram & other VIP's from Merseytravel, Stadler Rail, and other rail industry partners with the project.



Did you know that Merseyrail once had the most advanced trains in the UK? That train was the Class 502 Unit that was replaced by the current units working on the network. Play this video to learn more about the restoration of the very last Northern Line Class 502.

Ticket Give Away - Woodvale Rally 2018

THIS year's Woodvale Rally takes place over 16 June to 17 June 2018 and already the Show has attracted a massive number of confirmed car clubs, like the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club along with Southport's UK Hot Cars... In the previous edition, we started your chance to win 1 of 2 family we have up for grabs.

To be 1 of the 2 winners of the tickets all you have to do is let us know who is the band that gave birth to the Beatles, as they will be playing at Woodvale Rally 2018! Email us your:- Full Name, Address, and Phone Number, along with the correct answer. The email address to send your information to will be:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com. All entries must be in by 12 noon on 25 May 2018.

Your private information will not be passed on to anyone outside the rally nor used other than for notification, should you win. The information will also be used at Woodvale Rally to verify you at the gate and to send the tickets directly to you. All non-winners information, apart from Town or City information will be deleted within 30 days after the show. The location information will be used to work out marketing plans for Woodvale Rally and will not identify you in any way. 2 winners will then be selected at random. The Judges' decision is final and there is no cash or equivalent on offer. Passes cannot be given to anyone other than the family marked on the ticket. Woodvale Rally's Terms and Conditions of entry will also apply to the ticket holders.

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